Haze and I were watching this Friday night Proms concert from a couple of months ago. Daniel Barenboims florid (some will say ‘passionate’ some might say ‘histrionic’) conducting of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was fascinating. So much so, I stopped listening to the music completely and filmed a few clips of him ‘performing’ instead.
For this video I’ve muted what he conducted and substituted something that matches, or exaggerates, his OTT flamboyant antics.
No doubt he’s a very lovely man. But some of the slashing and swiping he does with his baton is a bit, er, scary.
Vid: Ian Nisbet